Tatuaje Mini Mum & Prichard’s Rye Whiskey
Ok it’s the last day of November. I think I’ve stretched out this October / November pairing series long enough. This is the last pairing of this set. I hope you’ve hung on this long and have enjoyed the ride. I know I have! In this pairing I’ve combined the Tatuaje Mini Mum and the Prichard’s Rye Whiskey. Now, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Mini Mum, to me it just didn’t provide much flavor. On the flip side, I loved the Prichard’s Rye. I have a feeling it’s going to be the star in this pairing. Lets jump into and see what we’ve got!
Right out of the gate this Mini Mum is smoking better than the first one. The burn is nice and even, the ash is still flaky, but I’m able to pick up some more flavors this go around. The rye is just incredible though. I’m still in awe of how much I enjoy this whiskey. This first third, it actually pairs really well this the Mini Mum. There is a little bit of spice coming off of both, but nothing too dominant. They blend really well together. I’ll have to say my assumptions were right on. The whiskey is definitely the star of this show thus far.
Entering into the second third not much has changed. The Mini Mum is still burning well, I’m not able to really pull out any new flavors. It’s pairing really well with this whiskey though. Neither one seems to be dominating, but I love the smoothness of the whiskey. I think it elevates the cigar and is making me enjoy it even more.
I can tell you one thing I’m not enjoying. That’s the fact that it’s getting way too cold to smoke outside! I have a little oil radiator that I thought would work well. This thing sucks so far! Sorry for my rant.
Finishing out the second third is just more of the same. The whiskey hasn’t really opened up anymore it’s a very consistent flavor all the way through. The cigar has a few quick hits of spice but nothing too crazy. Just a very pleasurable pairing thus far.
Mmm, more of the deliciousness from the whiskey. This pairing has actually shed more light on this Mini Mum. I’m actually a fan of it now. I think the whiskey has brought another dimension to it. I think it needed a spark or something else to help pop some more flavor out of it. I’m picking up some more spice and more overall flavor from the cigar now. The whiskey has stayed consistent and has been the backbone in this pairing. It’s still shining through and letting me really soak it in.
As I suspected the whiskey is the star of this show (have I said that too much in the post?). It brought some great things in the cigar, which to me was just average the first go around. Others have loved this cigar, but I wasn’t a huge fan. I did however think the second go around was a lot better! Overall this pairing was excellent. This whiskey and the cigar just melded together so well it was hard to notice any glaring or offensive notes of flavors from either one. I have a feeling this Prichard’s Rye would pair well with most cigars. So I’m looking forward to other pairings and seeing what other dimensions it has to offer!